The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 5, 2009
New BOE board member to be sworn in today

Former state Assemblyman Jerome Horton will become a member of the Board of Equalization today during a ceremony in Southern California.

Horton will represent the board's 4th District, representing 8.5 million residents in Los Angeles County. He'll be the first African American to serve on the BOE since its inception in 1879 and the third African American constitutional officer in state history.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will administer the oath during the swearing in ceremony planned for 5:30 p.m. at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles.

Click here for the BOE press release that has more details about Horton.

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